As Co-Founder of the I Speak for Myself book series, Zahra has found a way to combine her love of writing with her desire to pursue projects that truly effect change.
Zahra’s articles have appeared in various publications including Patheos, Elan Magazine, AltMuslimah, and Feminist.com. In September 2012, Zahra was invited by the U.S. Department of State to travel to several cities in Thailand and Cambodia and speak to various communities there, in an effort to engage in cross-cultural dialogue and break down stereotypes about American Muslims. When she is not writing and editing, Zahra is also on the faculty at Elgin College, where she is a Professor of English.
Zahra obtained her Masters of Arts degree in English Literature from Loyola University Chicago. She has lived in Bangkok, Thailand and in Cairo, Egypt, and has negotiated her identity as a Muslim American woman in both the US and abroad. When she is not working, she can be found causing a ruckus with her husband, son, and daughter. If home is where the heart is, her home is firmly placed in their hands.
For more information, please visit Zahra’s website at www.ZahraSuratwala.com.